Thursday, 21 June 2012

Poori & Bhajji

For poori:
Wheat flour - 3 cups
Rava - 1 tbsp
Warm water - 1 cup
salt - as  needed
Oil - a tsp + for deep frying

1. In a bowl, add wheatflour ,rava and salt mix well.

2.Make a well in the centre and add 1 cup of water and knead well ,add oil and knead until soft dough is formed.Keep aside(go to prepare the bhaji)

3. Heat oil in a kadai on medium flame and knead the prepared dough and make small lemon size balls out of it.

4.Take a ball and roll it in chappati roller adding flour each side or press in a chappati presser by spreading a bit oil to the ball (so that its easy to press)
5.When the oil is hot( at this time, oil will get hot,u can just put a pinch of dough and see , if it raises then oil is ready)carefully drop the poori and allow it to rise( u can press gently in the centre with a spatula  for the poori to puff).Turn the poori when lightly brown and take and drain using  paper tissue.
6.Repeat the same with the rest.

For the bhaji:
Potato - 3 (peel & cut into four pieces)
Onion- 2
Green chilly - 2 or 3
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as needed
Curry leaves - a few
Water -1 glass
Oil - 2 tbsp

1.In a pressure cooker ,add the potatoes,salt and turmeric powder along with water and cook for upto 3 whistles on medium flame and switch off(allow it to rest till pressure releases).

2.Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add chopped onion ,green chilly and curry leaves.

3.Saute onions till lightly brown and translucent.Add the potatoes along with water and mash well.(if its too dry, add little more water ).Taste salt and add if needed,Simmer and allow it to cook for few more minutes and switch off.

Bhaji is ready to be srved with poori......

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